ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSROOM LAYOUT
Access upper and lower classrooms via the split-level stairway just inside the Circle Drive main entrance.
CE Wing: Overflow/Sideroom
Instructors: Doug & Lou Peterson
The Photeinos will continue their Old Testament overview.
Photeinos is the longest running Sunday School class and is home to seasoned citizens 65 and older. Newcomers and visitors of any age are welcomed and treated like special guests. Discussion is lively and the class holds social events outside of church. Whether you are a theologian, a new believer, or just exploring the faith, Photeinos has something for you. We use the Bible as our text book and we never stop learning. You are welcome to join the Photeinos! Ages 65 and Better.
CE Wing: Southwest Classroom
Instructor: Larry Dellitt
The Bereans will continue the study of Resurrection - Living as People of the Risen Lord. There are 10 lessons in this book and we will be picking up with lesson 7 which is titled "A Meaningful Life."
As we know, the resurrection of Jesus Christ changed everything. When dawn broke on that first Easter morning, the sun rose on an entirely new world. The very fabric of creation had been transformed. The direction of history had been altered. The power of death had been broken. Life was victorious. So this raises the question as to how are we to live in the light of that glorious day?
The Bereans name comes from the Jews living in Berea, talked about in Acts 17:11, “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” We study the Bible using curriculum and discussion. The 4th Saturday of each month we meet for fellowship and do some activity with a devotion, a class meeting and food. The class also supports several missionaries. Ages 50 and better.
Instructor: Mike Weger
The Evangelical Theology class will be studying the book What Is Reformed Theology: Understanding The Basics, by R.C. Sproul. This is the book that was recommended study material for FUPC Elders when we moved to the EPC denomination. In it, Sproul reviews the beliefs that have been immensely influential in the evangelical church. He walks the reader through the foundations of the Reformed doctrine and explains how it is centered on God, based on God’s Word and committed to faith in Jesus Christ. He also reviews the five points of Reformed Theology and makes plain the reality of God’s amazing grace.
The goal of Evangelical Theology is to help each other develop a deep understanding of the foundations of the Christian faith in order to be better prepared to both explain and model our faith to/for others. Over many years now, we have studied the history of Christianity plus numerous works from various classic and contemporary theologians. Occasionally, the class chooses newer authors receiving strong support from known and accepted critics. We frequently consider the implications of our readings against current societal issues and relish the conversations amongst class members as we share our own perspectives of the things we read/study. We stress love and respect for the differences in views held between us, and above all, stress that what we read, and most of all, what we conclude, aligns with the inspired word of God as found in the Bible. For those most complex issues, those fully understood by our Creator but not by our limited abilities, we agree to simply further exercise our Faith! This class meets in the conference room. All ages.
CE Wing: West Center Classroom
Celebration is open to adults of all ages and is enriched by its cross-generational makeup. Holy Scripture is our textbook. All are welcome regardless of Bible knowledge or experience. Prior class attendance is not necessary. Our goal is to wade into God’s Word and explore the practical implementation of His Truth in our lives. All ages.
CE Wing: Northeast Classroom
Cleavers’ name is from Genesis 2:24, “For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh” to demonstrate where we were at that time in our lives. We have come from carefree, young, married couples to novice, apprehensive parents, to helping our children grow and sending them off to college. God has watched over our class and taught us many lessons over the years. Through triumph and sorrow we shared together through prayer, fellowship, and openness. Bible scholars we are not. We ask only a heart open to embrace God’s Word. Our studies are in group discussion form. The amount of input is solely at the discretion of the participants. You are free to observe, but are encouraged to share. Ages 40 and better.
CE Wing: East Center Classroom
Koinonia is a Greek word meaning Christian fellowship or communion with God, or more commonly, with fellow Christians. This Sunday School class is made up of the 30+ age group, but is open to all ages. The usual format is prayer requests, prayer for the requests followed with an in-depth study of a book of the Bible. Ages 30 and better.
Salt 'n light
CE Wing: Choir Room
SNL gets its name from Matthew 5:13-16. In these verses Jesus tells the His followers to be an influence for good in the world and to be a living testimony of Kingdom life. Join us as we learn to become more like Jesus, so that we may be salt and light to this world of darkness. Ages 22 and better.
New Members Class
Are you interested in becoming a new member of this congregation? Or are you simply interested in a refresher on the foundations of Christianity, and some of the distinctives of how this congregation functions? This class meets periodically for four weeks. Please contact Pastor Greg or the church office if you are interested in becoming a member. All are welcome!